Friday, March 11, 2011

Medical Schools and Tuition Fees


I've been doing some research on Med Schools in the Philippines and their NMAT requirement and tuition fees (they might have changed so better check their website). My choices in order were:
UP School of Health Sciences in Palo
RTR Medical Foundation
West Visayas State University

Part of the reason why UP and RTR is that they are local schools- meaning no board and lodging fees since I'll be staying home. I'll also have quite a good support system here which means not much adjustment so I can really focus on graduating with honors (lol syempre taasan ang pangarap diba? It's like taking the board, you aim for top ten pero pag kulang ng 1.4 points e at least pasado pa rin!)

West Visayas is a really good school plus the tuition is low, I already received a letter from them for a personal interview (I've submitted my credentials last January or Feb this year) this April. We'll see how it goes.

Sayang talaga ang Pinoy MD dahil on hold, project kasi ni PGMA and when PNoy became president he put her projects under review. Sa UPSHS kasi lateral entry is only allowed through Pinoy MD. Andun na lahat ng papers ko, just waiting for word kung push through pa ang Pinoy MD- supposed to be last batch ang 2011.

One thing is for sure though, going to med school is non-negotiable for me this June 2011. As in by hook or by crook!


UP School of Health Sciences
- lateral entry IF PINOY MD continues
NMAT 40 above
Tuition 20,000 +
No board and lodging expenses if ever
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West Visayas State University
NMAT 60 above
Tuition First to Third Year Levels – per semester (downloaded from website)
Starting SY 2009-2010
Filipino Students
Tuition Fee --------- PhP 14,000.00
Mat. Fee --------- 130.00
Library Fee --------- 1,500 .00
Med. / Dental --------- 100.00
Athletics --------- 140.00
Cultural --------- 140.00
SDF --------- 1,500.00
AV --------- 200.00
Departmental --------- 600.00
Science Lab --------- 1,500.00
Entrance Fee --------- 50.00
ID --------- 80.00
Tree Planting --------- 75.00
Red Cross --------- 15.00
PhP20.030.00
+ other fees

Boarding house probably 3,000 for a room per month
Food/ allowance approx 150 per day, 4,500 per month
7,500 approx per month times four months in a semester: Php30,000

so each sem would cost around 50,000+ total
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PLM
NMAT requirement 45 above
***however I may be required to take an additional Physics subject because they require 5units, and my St Scho Physics is only 3 units
MCAT required

Tuition for Manila resident 7,000
Tuition for non-Manila resident 46,000
plus board and lodging if ever


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Southwestern University
NMAT requirement not specified in their website
schedule of fees:
Filipino Students Foreign Students

1. Tuition fee P82,204.82 P82,204.82

Miscellaneous/Other fees P23,270.53 P59,570.53

TOTAL P105,475.35 P141,775.35

(I think this is annual, but the rates may have increased as of 2011 according to my niece who studies there)

source: http://www.mhamedu.org/main_subpages.php?page=8

plus board and lodging


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FEU

no information on the tuition fee, they give 50% discount only for cum laude

http://www.feu-nrmf.ph/adm_med.html

no specified NMAT score but a blog says its 40

plus board and lodging


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***UE and St Lukes academic scholarships only for latin honors and NMAT 85 up for UE http://www.uerm.edu.ph/medicine/scholarship.html and NMAT 90 up for St Lukes
tuition 85,000
plus board and lodging

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RTR
NMAT requirement not specified
Tuition ranging from 55,000+ first year to 60,000+
in Tacloban

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

hello there. i have been looking for websi
te on rtrmf but couldn't find one. good thing i came across your blog. i would just like to inquire regarding the tuition fee of med @ rtrmf. is the 60k for 1st yr 1st sem or the whole first year? and what it the mode of payment do you have to pay full upon enrollment? i really hope you can help me. thank you.

plb said...

hello there. i have been looking for websi
te on rtrmf but couldn't find one. good thing i came across your blog. i would just like to inquire regarding the tuition fee of med @ rtrmf. is the 60k for 1st yr 1st sem or the whole first year? and what it the mode of payment do you have to pay full upon enrollment? i really hope you can help me. thank you.

Thad said...

Hi! The current tuition of RTR med is 54,000 per semester which may be paid either in full or 3 equal installments of 18,000. The initial fee is 18,000 and during each bimonthly exam the other installments must be settled. The tuition for 4th year is 90,000+ per sem because of the 3 month rotation at Makati Med

Anonymous said...

hello po..magkanu po ba talaga yong tuition fee para sa mga freshmen?full na bayong 54,000...ahmp..my scholarship po ba?in what way can i get?

Thad said...

Please see previous comment above. As of March 2,2013 the tuition is 54,000 per semester for 1st-to 3rd year levels. As I explained previously, the 4th year has higher tuition because of clerkship affiliation. Regarding scholarships, you have to get in touch with the office.

cindy08 said...

Hi, just want to ask what are the requirements for rtr med? I can't seem to find any information in the internet about the admission (like do I have to take extra units) or the NMAT percentile needed. Hope you can enlighten me with this one. I'm enrolling this June hopefully, hope they're still open for admission. Thanks.

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